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    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    Mike's right, I got one from Limebug (other suppliers are of course available!) but here's the link .... ...
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    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    Sincere condolences David. I lost my Dad a while back and now Mum has dementia. Getting old sucks. However it’s a reminder that those of us with...
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    Yesterday, 02:19 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Albeit there's a cost, at least you now have a way forward and can work towards getting the SS on the road! :thumbup:
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    09-04-2021, 09:39 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Great to see you're busy again Peter! :thumbup:
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    07-04-2021, 11:04 PM
    Iím impressed! My engine didnít have the thermostat or flaps in the fan shroud but I found some online. Unfortunately when they arrived the...
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    03-04-2021, 09:45 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread My car "The Nova ICE" in Your Cars
    That’s time well spent Ryan ... and I love your new tail pipes! :thumbup:
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    01-04-2021, 05:08 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Type 4 strip down in General Chat
    Nice update. Is the type 4 from your 64 Mk2 or from your grey primer Nova? Looking forward to seeing more as you get deeper into the rebuild...
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    01-04-2021, 08:40 AM
    I donít have the fitting instructions but I did consider fitting the Red9 through bars and yes, it absolutely must have the grub screws fitted in the...
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    29-03-2021, 08:35 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread My other Nova in Your Cars
    Given the still pretty good condition of the paint on my Nova I donít want to start such extensive modifications so Iíll probably just stick with the...
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    29-03-2021, 07:10 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread My other Nova in Your Cars
    Nice bit of lateral thinking there Martin :thumbup:
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    28-03-2021, 09:52 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread My other Nova in Your Cars
    Thanks Dirk (and Mrs Dirk) :thumbup: I had suggested earlier in the thread that I'd be happy to sell my old windows, but on reflection (excuse...
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    28-03-2021, 02:53 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread My other Nova in Your Cars
    Thanks Steve, Yes, that photo was taken around 1989 just after the Nova was painted .... I didn't even have the rear view mirrors fitted! The...
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    27-03-2021, 11:43 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Now runs and drives! in Your Cars
    Hi Mark (NN17), I was looking back through your thread and wondered where you got your seats? They look very similar to the Odyssey or Voyager seats...
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    27-03-2021, 12:05 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Now runs and drives! in Your Cars
    Even without the full length shots, I'm confident that NN17's photo is a lot more pleasing to the eye than that early Lambo! :thumbup: :outahere:
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    27-03-2021, 12:01 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread My other Nova in Your Cars
    Way back in the last century when I bought my Nova she came with plastic side windows. I was offered the chance to buy a pair of tinted toughened...
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    25-03-2021, 01:09 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread My other Nova in Your Cars
    Thanks for the close up photos of the window opening arrangement NN17 ... much appreciated:thumbup:
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    19-03-2021, 08:01 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Hi Martin, If you click on the link in the details section of the black one it takes you to the bare metal one (with the correct product code) so...
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    18-03-2021, 10:56 PM
    Another '5 mins' on the Nova today... I sorted the 'clicky' accelerator pedal by fabricating a bump stop ... after I had removed the stop on the...
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    18-03-2021, 10:32 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
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    18-03-2021, 08:34 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    That's excellent Barry! Thanks to Mike's suggestion I also ordered steering stops from Limebug. The mechanism arrived a couple of days ago so I...
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    17-03-2021, 10:18 PM
    The forecast looks pretty settled for the next couple of weeks, so I should have her finished by the end of March! :laugh: Yes Phill, plumb &...
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    17-03-2021, 07:47 PM
    Buffy's old mantra of '5 mins a day' is worth trying to follow ... it's something I'm going to try to follow again now that Winter's over :thumbup:
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    17-03-2021, 07:45 PM
    Nice sunny day today, so I rolled the chassis out of the garage and tinkered all afternoon .... after which I got an old bucket seat out, imagined a...
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    16-03-2021, 11:46 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Hi Barry, As I've just said to Bushboy, any progress is still progress! :thumbup: Thanks to your post and Mike's suggestion I also ordered a...
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    16-03-2021, 11:40 PM
    Is any restoration of a Nova/Reek/Sterling/etc an "easy fix"? I have to take my hat off to you for helping to fix someone else's Nova whilst...
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    16-03-2021, 11:32 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Pog's sterling.... in Your Cars
    Sounds good. I know what you mean. I had concerns about my engine (which hadn't run for 29 years) but decided to get it going, smarten it up and...
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    13-03-2021, 09:26 PM
    Top man Dirk!! :thumbup: Still difficult to diagnose, but given the sound appears to be coming from the 1&2 side and the compression is down on...
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    12-03-2021, 10:09 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Loving the home engineering of the urethane bearing/seals. All looking very impressive Mike :thumbup: Out of interest, what steering rack have...
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Bought my Nova in 1987, rebuilt it and took it to Stoneleigh and Newark, then for various reasons took it off the road in 1991. Currently undergoing a full 'body off' restoration to get her back on the road before I'm too old! .... ;)
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